Monday, March 06, 2006

FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: BOXING, COURAGE & PHILOSOPHY

The capacity to tolerate fear is essential to leading a moral life, but it’s hard to learn how to keep your moral compass under pressure when you’re cosseted from every fear. Boxing gives people practice in being afraid.By Gordon Marino"Know thyself" was the Socratic dictum, but Tyler Durden, the protagonist in the movie Fight Club, asks, "How much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?" Although trainers of the bruising art wince at the notion that boxing equals fighting, there can be no doubt that boxing throws you up against yourself in revealing ways. Take a left hook to the body or a trip to the canvas, and you soon find out whether you are the kind of person who will ever get up.

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